The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, is a mysterious tale that takes place in the Alaskan wilderness of the 1920's. Seeking isolation and peace, Jack and Mabel, an older couple, endure the Alaskan wilderness all the while mourning the fact that they are childless.
One magical evening, as the first snow falls, they decide to make a snow child. In the morning, she has vanished along with the mittens and scarf that adorned her. Now, through the trees a young girl is glimpsed running about with a pet fox. Is she real or a mirage of their parental desire? This novel is part fairy tale and part survival story. The Alaskan wilderness is rendered in all its adversity and beauty, and the characters are finely drawn and lovely in their complexity. The snow child herself, will fall into your heart like a delicate snowflake. This is a poignant story of love that you will not soon forget.